Product Release - Valve
Aliens: Colonial Marines - Bug Hunt DLC, all new content for Aliens: Colonial Marines is Now Available on Steam.

This pack lets up to 4 friends play together, across 3 new maps, in an all new multiplayer mode - Bug Hunt.

Bug Hunt is an objective based horde mode where accuracy and teamwork are key as you battle to survive 30 waves of increasingly challenging xenos and enemy Weyland-Yutani soldiers. Fight the fear across 3 brand-new maps: Broadside, Mercenary and Tribute. Spend money earned from killing xenos and enemy soldiers on extra guns, ammo and health as well as opening up access to new areas of the map and suppressing enemy waves by capturing beacon points.

Users that own the Season Pass will receive the Bug Hunt DLC and do not need to purchase it separately.

To celebrate, Aliens: Colonial Marines is 33% off until March 26th at 10AM Pacific Time.

Product Release - Valve
Lunar pack is Now Available on Steam and is 20% off!

Includes two great Indie games Lunnye Devitsy and Wake from the developers of Really Big Sky.

Lunnye Devitsy is the story of an alien who falls from the moon onto a huge mountainside on the planet below. Explore strange locations, aid mysterious characters and find your way home.

Wake is the story of an engineer trapped on a sinking ship. Navigate through the ship however you want to find your way to the surface above, but avoid the ship's corrupted security system!

*Offer end March 26th at 10AM Pacific Time
Product Update - Valve
Updates to Worms Armageddon have been released, this will update your game to version 3.7.2.1. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes from Deadcode and CyberShadow include:

• Added support for loading WormKit modules.
• Added an option to select a graphics API to use. Available options are: 8-bit DirectDraw, 32-bit DirectDraw, Direct3D 7, Direct3D 9 (CPU palette transform), Direct3D 9 (shader palette transform). The Steam overlay is now accessible when using the Direct3D API.
• Added options to control vertical synchronization and enable additional assisted vertical synchronization.
• The "/open" command can now be used to reopen WormNET games.
• Translatable strings have been moved into external text files. Various translations have been updated with user-contributed improvements.
• Various other fixes and improvements. A full change log with more details is available in the "Worms Armageddon Update Documentation" file included with the game.

Product Release - Valve
Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 is Now Available on Steam and is 10% off!

Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 returns to its roots with the emphasis on the individual skills of the world’s best players and giving the player the total freedom to play any style of ball, to any teammate, anywhere on the pitch. It is the most faithful re-creation of modern day football to date.

Enjoy the authentic football experience through a variety of modes. You can play as a team to win various cups, experience the football player life (Become a Legend), manage your team to become true champions (Master League), and join the excitement of many more challenges through both offline and online features.

*Offer ends March 25th at 5PM Pacific Time

Product Update - Valve
Update 1.1.5

Features

- Added support for most character sets in chat, including Cyrillic alphabet
- Added AI name tags with class indicator
- Announce part destructions and kills from the Tar Barrel skill (as with ramming, destructions are credited to the player on the helm)
- Spectators: new UI providing detailed information on ships and crew.
- Spectators: always show crewmembers on a ship you’re orbiting

Balance

- Rebalanced rebuild game so that engines are slightly easier to repair than before.

Fixes and Optimization

- Fixed excessive lens distortion on high-zoom scoped weapons (e.g. Mercury)
- Fixed gun rotation bug that led to shots not going where expected when the gun was rotated partially in both axes
- Enabled new packet CRC functionality; this should fix router-specific disconnection errors (WRT54G and others)

- Made a number of server fixes to improve performance and reduce/eliminate slow-time:
-- Eliminated the (completely pointless) physics cost for spectators
-- Improved physics performance in general
-- AI crewmembers raycast for line-of-sight less frequently
-- Improved networking performance; in particular, the amount of load per-user-per-object has been reduced.

- Fixed a number of bugs related to asset loading
- Fixed a bug where map name would not update after a vote
- Fixed a number of Explicit AFK bugs, particularly related to respawn

- Made several changes to graphics options (will be reset to default values):
-- Excessive/redundant entries in graphics options removed
-- Fixed a bug with initial resolution detection
-- Fixed several bugs related to resolution settings

- Fixed an issue where AI gunners would not perform the correct line-of-sight check under 300 meters
- Fixed shader issue that could cause aliasing around objects silhouetted against smoke particles
- Fixed trails so they properly fade out.



Product Release - Valve
DLC Quest is Now Available on Steam and is 20% off!

What happens when DLC practices go too far? An indie developer makes a game that mocks the industry and its foibles, that's what! Defeat the bad guy, save the world and get the girl! But first you'll need to find coins to buy DLC to enable animation, sound and even pausing.

Thankfully this is just satire and all the DLC is purchased with in-game coins. But consider it a cautionary tale for the future...

*Offer ends March 25th at 10AM Pacific Time

Product Release - Valve
Ultratron is Now Available on Steam and is 50% off*!

Experience the addictive gameplay of old-school arcade favourites, updated and improved for the 21st century!

The last human has been slain by evil killer robots. You are the one remaining humanoid battle droid. Your mission: avenge the human race! Boost your battledroid with powerups, buy cute but deadly pets in the shop. Blast your way through 40+ glowing neon levels, avoiding Chasers, Turrets, Spawners, Minelayers, bombs, and bullets, and take on the four giant boss 'bots of the Apocalypse - Ieiunitas, Bellum, Lues and Letum!

*Offer ends March 29th at 10AM Pacific Time

Steam Blog - Valve
Today we’re adding three new Community features to the Steam Client; a new Community Home page, the addition of Artwork to hubs, and changes to the main Steam navigation menu. The new Community Home now shows you an infinitely scrolling page of the most popular content across all game and software hubs - including news, screenshots, videos, discussions, ….and artwork.

With this update, you’ll find a new ‘Artwork’ tab in Community Hubs, where you can now post or discover all kinds of artwork associated with your favorite Steam games. We posted some concept and character art in the Valve Community Hubs (Team Fortress, Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, etc.) to help get things started. Let us know what kind of neat artwork you’ve created and share it with the community. To upload artwork, go to the related Community Hub's Artwork tab and look for the "Upload Artwork" button at the top right.

And finally, you’ll see new drop-down navigation for the main Steam menu, added to accommodate all the major destinations across Steam. We’ve separated out all the links that relate to You from links that relate to the larger Steam Community, improving clarity and making for quick access to your favorite destinations.
Product Release - Valve
Shattered Haven is Now Available on Steam and is 25% off!

Shattered Haven is an environmental puzzle game about family, grit, and survival. Follow the story of Darrell and Mary as they try to save their family from a new and unexpected threat through in-game storytelling and painted-style cutscenes. Guide different members of the Williams family through branching story paths that result in one of several endings. Depending on your actions, the story may end very poorly, happily, or anywhere in between.

*Offer ends March 29th at 10AM Pacific Time

Client Update - Valve
A new Steam Client update has been released and will be automatically downloaded.

NOTE: if you use McAfee anti-virus products, you may experience an issue where Steam continually tries to download and apply this update. If so, please temporarily disable your virus scanner and restart Steam to complete the update. We are working to find a better solution for this incompatibility in future updates.


All Platforms
- Changed top level Steam navigation to highlight both You and the Steam Community
- Added new Community Home page which shows the most popular content across all games
- Improved handling of international characters in text entry fields
- Improved web proxy detection logic
- Fixed Steam UI glitches when navigating to a new page and quickly pressing the Stop button
- Fixed an issue where Back/Forward on web pages would forget the scroll position
- Fixed issues preventing some Counter-Strike owners from joining the Counter-Strike Beta
- Fixed issues relating to converting Counter-Strike to the new content download system
- Fixed problems with the web page load indicator
- Added automatic repair capabilities for critical Steam files, no internet connection required
- Fixed cases where Steam could get stuck in offline mode and be unable to launch
- Fixed a crash that could occur when cancelling a client update or repair operation
- Removed an error message that appeared when cancelling the client update process
- Fixed a problem with re-installing Half Life 1 after uninstalling related game mods
- Fixed an issue that prevented users from claiming games bundled with special hardware promotions

Windows
- Added an error message when unable to launch due to an inaccessible folder name
- Fixed downloading video driver updates
- Improved reliability of client updates when interrupted by system reboot or power loss

Linux
- Fixed an issue where Steam was briefly unresponsive while uploading error reports
- Fixed Big Picture Mode window losing focus after a game quits
- Suppressed the new driver popup when running in Big Picture Mode
- Updated runtime with the final SDL 2.0 ABI
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